Pray for 15-year-old Amanda-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This eRumor includes a message from a 15-year-old girl named Amanda and another message from her mother.
It says that Amanda is suffering from a mysterious degenerative medical condition and wants people to pray for her and let her know they are praying.
She says the Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending her and her family to Hawaii.
There are several things about the email that don’t ring true.
It says that the girl has an “undiagnosed” condition. Anyone who has a girl with health issues as serious as described would probably not misuse the word “diagnosed.”
If she’s got a “neuromuscular degenerative disease,” that’s a diagnosis even though the cause of it or the prognosis may be uncertain.
The story avoids the kind of details that a mother would normally include in a narrative about a seriously ill child.
We checked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and they said they didn’t know anything about this story.
Last updated 3/11/04